Main Creek Retreats: country cottage accommodation, arts and crafts.
Bower Retreat: pet friendly cottage holiday accommodation, ideal for families. Arts and  Crafts Retreats at Main Creek- scrapbooking, patchwork, spinning and more! Photo Gallery: Main Creek, rainforest walks, views, visitors, wildlife and farm animals Bird Sitings: native Australian birds seen at Main Creek Location: map and directions to the Main Creek Retreats near Dungog, north of Sydney, NSW, Australia Links: Main Creek, Dungog, Barrington Tops, Sydney, NSW, Australia, tourism, accommodation and travel websites. Vacancies: available dates for accommodation at the Main Creek Retreats. Retreat hosts: Marion is a friendly and hospitable host!

Bower Retreat
Fully self contained country cottage holiday accommodation ideal for families and groups.

Bower Retreat is very comfortable, fully self contained, self catering accommodation in a four bedroom country cottage. It is situated at Main Creek, near Dungog, in the Barrington Tops area of NSW, Australia, Bower Retreat is just 2 1/2 hours drive from Sydney. It is great for couples, family or group getaways, weekends, holidays and vacations.

Children are catered for, with an open area in front of the cottage great for games and riding bikes. . Children also enjoy feeding the cows and poultry and collecting eggs. A table tennis table is set up in the double garage for family games.

Three bedrooms open onto the verandah and garden which is alive with native Australian birds. A popular feature of Bower Retreat is the outdoor shower and "loo with a view" (curtain provided for the more modest guests), which looks out to the subtropical rainforest creek directly behind the cottage. The cottage accommodation has views to the imposing Black Bulga Range and its forests.

The rainforest creek is just perfect for exploring along with the rest of the 56 acre property. A well marked track leads from the cottage and guides visitors to the far end of the property through beautiful rainforest and bushland. Bower Retreat is a bird watchers paradise, (with our own resident satin bower birds of course). Approximately 90 species of birds have been sighted on the property including bower birds, glossy black cockatoos, and lyre birds.

Enjoy a dip in the swimming pool with spectacular views of the Black Bulga range and forest.

Main Creek, the Barrington Tops and the Dungog area offer fabulous views and scenic country for trailriding. Guests are welcome to bring their own horses. Bower Retreat has a secure paddock near the cottage for visitors' horses. Guests who do not bring their own horses can take a guided horseback ecotour with Top Line Park, nearby.

Bower Retreat features:

  • 4 comfortable bedrooms containing 1 queen, 1 double and 5 single beds, doonas, blankets, pillows & pillow cases, sheets and cot.
  • Spacious lounge room with:
    • TV and video, radio, CD, cassette player, DVD player
  • Wood log fire heater
  • Reverse cycle air conditioning
  • Outdoor shower and "loo with a view"
  • Indoor bathroom with:
    • separate shower and bath, hair drier, towels, bath mat, washers, hand wash.
  • Laundry with:
    • automatic washing machine, tub, iron, ironing board, basket, pegs, clothes horse
  • Modern, well equipped kitchen with:
    • refrigerator, stove, microwave, electric frying pan, toaster, kettle, electric beaters, crockery, cutlery, saucepans, utensils, washing up equipment, highchair.

  • Dining room
  • All linen supplied
  • BBQ
  • Inground pool on property with Austswim qualified instructor available for lessons
  • 2 car ports
  • Rainforested walking tracks
  • Bower Retreat is pet friendly with enclosed yard for dogs.
  • BYO horse or horse riding ecotours available nearby at Topline Park

Bower Retreat
855 Main Creek Road,
Phone: + 61 2 49 921899


Bower Retreat's "loo with a view"!

One of the 4 comfortable bedrooms at Bower Retreat

The swimming pool available to guests at Bower Retreat

Daily Rates for 2 Persons 2 nights $300
3 nights $390
4 nights $440
Children 12 - 16 years $20 p.p.p.n
4-11 years $15 p.p.p.n
3 years & under no charge
Group Rates

3 adults $60 p.p.p.n.
4-6 adults $55 p.p.p.n
7-8 adults $45 p.p.p.n. 9+ $40 p.p.p.n.

Surcharge for pets- $20 per pet per stay

Weekly Rates $750 for 2 persons (6-7 nights).
Rates for groups on application.

Mid Week Special


4 night mid stay$390 for two persons Mon to Thurs nights, or 10% off group rates (special does not apply in school holidays).

See vacancy page for conditons for longweekends


Prices valid until 31/12/15


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